After Donald Trump slammed U.S. Sen. Ben Sasse, R-Neb., for criticizing a series of executive orders that bypass congressional authority to allocate federal spending, the lawmaker shot back in a tweet of his own.
“I understand that you’re mad,” Sasse began.
He went on to challenge a number of the president’s assertions, including the insinuation that he sought and needed Trump’s endorsement in his current re-election bid.
Sasse spent the most space addressing Trump’s latest unilateral show of executive force.
“Now, on the topic that had you mad this weekend: No president — whether named Obama or Trump or Biden or AOC — has unilateral power to rewrite immigration law or to cut taxes or to raise them,” he wrote. “This is because America doesn’t have kings.”
He described the congressional description of those in the executive, legislative, and judicial branches as “public servants” who have a specific role in the process of governing the nation.